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First Look: Leadership Books for July 2015

Leading Blog

Management Lessons from Taiichi Ohno : What Every Leader Can Learn from the Man who Invented the Toyota Production System by Takehiko Harada. Intelligent Disobedience : Doing Right When What You're Told to Do Is Wrong by Ira Chaleff. The Achievement Habit : Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life by Bernard Roth.

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Book Review – Against All Odds: : The Story of the Toyota Motor Corporation and the Family That Created It

Deming Institute

Once upon a time, well before his name entered lean folklore, Taiichi Ohno graduated from industrial school and earned a position with Toyoda Spinning & Weaving as a supervisor. The year was 1933 and Ohno soon became well known for his mustache, added to further his image of authority with his direct reports, a large group of women.

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Most Popular Management and Leadership Quotes on Our Site in 2015

Curious Cat

– Taiichi Ohno. – Taiichi Ohno. – Taiichi Ohno. – Taiichi Ohno. Having no problems is the biggest problem of all. Managers who don’t know how to measure what they want settle for wanting what they can measure. – Russell Ackoff. Don’t look with your eyes, look with your feet.

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Most Popular Management and Leadership Quotes on Our Site in 2016

Curious Cat

– Taiichi Ohno. – Taiichi Ohno. – Taiichi Ohno. – Taiichi Ohno. Having no problems is the biggest problem of all. Performance appraisal is that occasion when once a year you find out who claims sovereignty over you. – Peter Block. Don’t look with your eyes, look with your feet.

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6 Silent Productivity and Profitability Pitfalls, part 1 of 7

Strategy Driven

During this time, an engineer named Taiichi Ohno (known today as the father of Toyota) began the task of building a new capacity for Japanese industrial production. Ohno was then a student of Henry Ford’s industrial process designs and innovations, but these would no longer work given the circumstances in post-war Japan.

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Learning to Discern – Quality & Quantity

Deming Institute

Yukiyasu Togo, a former employee and co-author of Against All Odds: The Story of the Toyota Motor Corporation and the Family That Created It , provided an explanation of Shoichiro Toyoda’s desire to implement a quality-based system, in parallel with the quantity-based Just-in-Time (JIT) system.

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Break the Cycle

Deming Institute

Edwards Deming offered his many audiences in Japan, including students such as Shoichiro Toyoda, whose humble beginnings led to Toyota’s far reaching Total Quality Control efforts and the eventual appreciation of Toyota’s “Just in Time” (JIT) advocate, Taiichi Ohno.

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